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A GUIDE TO CLIMATE

CHANGE RESPONSE:
A Learning Manual for Cambodian
Organisations and Institutions
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This learning manual is a joint effort of a working group composed of JCCI (Forum
Syd DCA/CA, and Cord), Plan International Camdodia, World Vision Cambodia,
Caritas Cambodia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment’s Climate
Change Department.
Funded by Sida
The views and opinions expressed in the manual do not necessarily refect the views of Sida
The Joint Climate Change Initiative is a collaborative effort between Forum
Syd, DCA/CA and Cord. The JCCI works to enhance the capacity of its 22
Cambodian NGO partners and the communities in which they work in order
to reduce their vulnerability to climate change.
A Guide to Climate Change Response: A Learning Manual for Cambodian
Organisations and Institutions
Phnom Penh, 2012
For further information about the JCCI and to obtain a copy of the manual,
please contact:
Forum Syd
#91 Street 95
Phnom Penh
(+855) 23 221 147
info.kh@forumsyd.org
Review Team:
Ms. BUN Peuv Chenda
Ms. KHLOK Vicheth Ratha
Mr. SIM Sambath
Mr. NOP Polin
Ms. HOURN Ratana
Mr. CHHEM Vutha
Ms. Ronilda CO
Mr. Tucker MCCRAVY
Mr. Johannes NILSSON
Ms. Kristen RASMUSSEN
Ms. SENG Sothira
Editors in English:
Ms. Kristen RASMUSSEN
Ms. Ann BISHOP
Mr. Andrew E.L. MCNAUGHTON
Mr. Michael WILD
Editor in Khmer:
Mr. MAM Kosal
Translation:
NATI Khmer
Designer:
Graphic Roots
Illustrations:
Our Books
Funding support for this manual publishing was provided by CARITAS, World
Vision Cambodia, the Joint Climate Change Initiative (JCCI) funded by SIDA,
and Plan International in Cambodia. The Ministry of Environment collaborated
and provided technical support in producing the manual.
For the feld tests, we would like to thank the following individuals for their
support in conducting the test and providing feedback on the manual in
particular in Part 2: Mr. Nuon Piseth, Mr. Chem Vutha, Ms. Thoeun Lakhena,
Mr. Khon Rithy, Ms. Yin Sokha, and Mr. Uch Samneang. We are thankful to
the Forestry Administration Siem Reap, and to community members in Tbeng
Lech village, Banteay Srey district, Siem Reap province.
We would also like to acknowledge JCCI management - Ms. Katja Levin, Ms.
Åsa Thomasson, Mr. Dennis McMahon - for their support in enabling this
manual development project to become a reality.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUAL
This manual is intended to be used by NGO and
government staff to enable them to provide training to
their counterparts in climate change causes, effects,
and response measures. It comprised of fve parts,
each of which has a different objective.
It is assumed that not all users of this manual have
considerable experience facilitating training; as such
the frst section of the manual provides tips on how to
facilitate effectively, and what steps to consider when
organising a training session.
It is strongly recommended that a training needs
assessment be conducted prior to the training to
measure the level of knowledge and experiences of
different participants.
HOW TO USE THE MANUAL
The frst part of the manual is intended to raise
awareness and build a general understanding of climate
change causes, impacts and responses. The Part 1
also serves as a reference document or a bridge for
facilitating the tools or sessions in Part 2 and Part 3
of the manual. Part 2 provides tools for facilitating the
participatory planning process to integrate and address
climate change at the community level. Tools should be
used to collect information from community members
to develop an integrated plan for climate change
response. Part 3 supports the NGO or government staff
to assess their capacity to respond to climate change
by supporting the implementation of climate change
projects at both organisational and project levels. Part
4 includes a glossary of terms and acronyms used
in the manual, while the Part 5 serves as facilitation
guide specifcally for Part 1. Part 6 is a supplementary
facilitation guide for the entire manual that contains
helpful hints and information about training tools that
the facilitator may wish to use when planning for or
facilitating the training on climate change.
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PART 1
UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE
CHANGE
PART 2
PARTICIPATORY TOOLS
FOR ADAPTATION
PLANNING

PART 3
ASSESSING
ORGANISATIONAL
CAPACITY TO ADDRESS
CLIMATE CHANGE
PART 4
GLOSSARY AND
ACRONYMS
PART 5
FACILITATOR’S GUIDE FOR
PART 1
CONTENTS